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Date: 25 August 2022 (Thursday) Time: 4pm – 5:30pm  Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art Registration: required, free Speaker: Dr. Sim Hinman Wan (Lecturer, Department of Art History, HKU) Medium: English When we hear the word Baroque, what comes to our mind? Is it the taste for drama? Tenebrism? Caravaggio? Or the Counter-Reformation? "The Road to the Baroque: Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum" showcased works by famous artists such as Titian, El Greco, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Jusepe de Ribera. Rarely do we see such an array of 17th century oil paintings on display in Hong Kong. We were delighted to have Dr. Wan from HKU Art History to guide our visit, on a day when the museum was closed to the public. The exhibition's curatorial team was there with us as well!

[Wheel throwing session] Date & time: 29 July 2022 (Friday), 7pm-9pm [Glaze session] Date & time: 19 August 2022 (Friday),  7pm-8pm Venue: The Pottery Workshop, Room 305, 3/F Lyndhurst Building, 29 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central Registration: required Fee: $750 (members), $850 (non-members) The fee covers both sessions (3 hours in total), including also clay, tools, bisque and glaze firing of the works. Instructor: Aidan Wong Medium: Cantonese/English  

Date: 4 August, 2022 (Thursday) Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm Venue: The Studio, M+ Nalini Malani is a prolific cross-disciplinary artist best known for her iconic Video/Shadow Play. On display are three major artworks – Utopia (1969–1976), Remembering Mad Meg (2007–2019), and Can You Hear Me? (2018–2020)— that spans five decades of Malani’s artistic career. When Dr Wyma saw Malani's video installations  at The Studio in M+, she had the idea of getting a few interested alumni to the exhibition. Dr Wyma wanted to find out the kind of experience a viewer (an outsider) is seeing and feeling when bombarded with images and sounds in her videos and animations . This way we all learn from each other as people take away different things in her moving images ! The event turned out to be really enjoyable for all attending MAAH alumni from different cohorts as they saw for themselves the versatility of the artist working across many mediums. With Dr Wyma’s deep knowledge in Indian art history, the alumni could better understand the embedded meanings in Malani’s narratives and images that often deal with culturally specific events and topics.

Date: 28 July 2022 (Thursday) Time: 4pm – 6pm  Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art Registration: required, free   Feedbacks "I gained a great experience today." "I really enjoy the exhibition tours organized by HKUFAAA. You can learn about the curatorial ideas and interesting stories about the making of the exhibitions from curators!" "My visits to the two exhibitions were thoroughly enjoyable! They have greatly enriched my knowledge of the wide variety of export products ascribed under the rubric China Trade and the broad spectrum of visual expressions of the five colours commonly found in Chinese culture." "I did enjoy the visit a lot! Thank you so much for organizing this event!"  

Date: 16 July, 2022 (Saturday) Time: 10:30am-11:30am (HK time) Venue: Online (zoom) Medium: Cantonese Registration: required, free Aiming to inspire and encourage students to find their own unique career path, this online event was actually a rather fun sharing among current and past students. The host, Nicole, had invited a group of five guest speakers, all being alumni (and alumni-to-be), who went through an art history training, similar to what our current students is under, and now contributing to different parts of the local art industry. Their roles vary from curating, underwriting, sales management, researching, and painting. They generously shared their individual stories. Time went by so quickly, and there were so much to talk about, that all our speakers could only hope this annual event may become a face-to-face gathering next year! Feedback "Thank you for organising this event, a very meaningful morning!" "Thanks for the sharing and all the advice!" "I think it might be better if the QnA session could be longer, but overall it's great. I learnt a lot about the industry through the talk :)"

Date: 3 June 2022 (Friday) Time: 11:00am – 12:00noon Venue: JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun Registration: required, free Curated by our alumni-cum-Tai Kwun’s associate curator Erin Li, emo gym acted as the artistic platform for seven Hong Kong artists to showcase their recent if not the latest works that inquire into their existential feelings during a time of uncertainty and loss. Participants followed Erin through the exhibition and listened to her sharing (with the wireless receivers) about the concept behind each individual work. The rich variety of sensory experience, manifested and encouraged brilliantly by many works on display, addressed both the mental (emo) and physical (gym) aspect, as well as the vulnerability and resilience of humans and human relationships. Erin also shared with us some of her curatorial anecdotes about the planning process, the installation, and the pandemic impact. The one hour went by so quickly and before we left, we found ourselves in JC Cube, at the bottom of a spiral staircase, all gazing up and our mind lifted by the singing. Mesmerized by this last work of the tour, and touched by the overall care that artists and curator put into the exhibition, we could not be more grateful to have spent our Dragon Boat Festival morning there. Feedback "It is a joy to resume our art activities with a curator-led tour to an exhibition that attempts to soothe our troubling emotions accumulated from the past few years. The show was well thought out, beautifully executed and shine light on our many local talents." "An insightful exhibition tour allowing viewers to perceive the messages of artworks that have resonance for us."